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Graduate Broadcast Coverage Engineer

Job/scheme locations: 
This role will be based at our vibrant campus, Crawley Court which is located approximately 6 miles from Winchester city centre
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

About Us 
Arqiva is a leading UK communications infrastructure company enabling a vibrant digital economy. We’re the people behind the scenes who make connections happen. We help millions of voices to reach billions of eyes and ears through TV, radio and mobile. And we work with everyone from utility companies to independent radio groups and major broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV and BskyB. Every day our infrastructure and associated services enable millions of people and machines to connect wherever they are through TV, radio, mobile and machine-to-machine data services. Our advanced networks support the huge growth of connected devices and the ever-increasing demand for data from smartphones to tablets through to connected TVs and smart meters. 

The Spectrum Planning and Network Design team are responsible for defining the coverage of terrestrial TV and radio services for all of UK’s major broadcasters on Freeview TV, and DAB, FM, MW and LW radio. The department is involved in future strategy; project definition and delivery; operational support, and advising customers, regulators and internal colleagues as to the coverage impact of any network changes. 

The Role
Do you want to play a key part in broadcast coverage across the UK? As a graduate in this role, you’ll get the chance to work for a small but dedicated team who are central to understanding the nature of the UK’s terrestrial broadcast networks. Using computer prediction software, you will be required to interpret those results to provide specifications for network changes, confirm the results of those changes, and then provide operational support for coverage issues. This role will also require strong interpersonal and communication skills when liaising with Arqiva’s clients regarding results and requirements. 


  • Produce coverage plans from single site proposals to full network changes, with support from other team members, document for customers and colleagues, and be prepared to present to internal and external colleagues and customers. 

  • Contribute to the long term thinking around the future of terrestrial TV and radio networks, being aware of industry trends and broadcaster requirements. 

  • Provide advice regarding the operation of TV and radio networks and be involved in finding solutions to overcome problems. 

  • Surveys across the UK to validate the correct operation of TV or radio networks following changes. 

This role will be based at our vibrant campus, Crawley Court which is located approximately 6 miles from Winchester city centre. There may be an occasional need to travel to other sites so a driving licence would be advantageous.  

What we are looking for  

  • Minimum 2:2 degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Physics, Telecommunications Systems, Broadcast Engineering or Media Technology. 

  • A genuine interest in technology 

  • A willingness to learn complex technologies and develop in the role 

  • Good analytical and logical problem-solving skills  

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Knowledge or an understanding of radiowave propagation would be advantageous 

Next Steps 

All applications must be made online.

Our application process follows 3 stages;  

  • Online application form 

  • Telephone interview 
    Approximately 30 minutes with competency-based questions focused on Arqiva values and the role requirements 

  • Assessment Centre 
    These will take place April – May 2020 at our Crawley Court campus just outside Winchester and comprising an interview, group exercise, presentation, a tour of our offices and a chance to meet our team 

This role will close on Sunday 26th April 2020 at 11:59pm. 

Please ensure you apply in enough time before the deadline as applications will be screened on an ongoing basis. 

Should you have any queries regarding this role, please contact us at or on 020 7654 7255. 

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More about this vacancy

England, South West
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5